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Re: Can we go GTK-only?

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Can we go GTK-only?
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:34:38 -0400

On Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:24:31 -0400 Ken Raeburn <address@hidden>
> >  So we have to separate processes for
> > GUI front-end and Lisp back-end to support such situations,
> > anyway.  
> It might not be a bad way to go, if we can keep the interprocess
> communication efficient enough, but I don’t think it’ll be
> required.  Even if we do that, some part of the main Emacs process
> needs to communicate with these multiple GUI processes, so do we
> wind up with multiple UI threads in the main process anyway?

Or keep everything event driven. Or both.

BTW, if this gets done, documenting the protocol between the
front and back ends would be really nice for future porters.

One could also imagine adding quite different front ends, say one
based on Electron, which would allow very nice web integration.

A good place to prototype this would be a tty front end, since
the tty has a comparatively simple job.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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